The Board of Directors

“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” ~Daniel Webster


Dr. Ed Martin is the Interim Director for Arizona Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona. He is the chief administrator for almost 600 employees who bring science-based research to help solve real-life problems to improve the lives, communities, environment, and the economy in Arizona and beyond. Dr. Martin is also an Extension Irrigation Specialist and Professor in the Biosystems Engineering Department at the UA. Originally from Michigan, he received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Agricultural Technology and Systems Management. He has been with the University of Arizona since 1992.